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Jonathan Pollard, bargaining chip?
Jonathan Pollard, bargaining chip?

The latest round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians is in deep trouble. But the Obama administration shouldn't try to salvage the talks by releasing Jonathan Pollard, the former naval intelligence analyst who is serving a life sentence for spying for Israel. Pollard, 59, pleaded guilty to providing Israel with satellite photos and data on Soviet weapons and ship movements in the 1980s. Under federal sentencing rules, he will be eligible for parole in November 2015. Pollard may well have a case for clemency before then, based on good behavior and the argument long pressed by his supporters that his punishment was disproportionate compared to that meted out to other...

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